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Dave Boyer

Dave Boyer is a White House correspondent for The Washington Times. A native of Allentown, Pa., Boyer worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2002 to 2011 and also has covered Congress for the Times. He is a graduate of Penn State University. Boyer can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Dave Boyer

In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks after the screening for the movie 'Hidden Figures,' in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. When Obama helps recognize the school counselor of the year on Friday, Jan. 6, aides say it will also mark her final public event as first lady.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

Michelle Obama, in final speech, praises immigrants

In her final speech, first lady Michelle Obama delivered some indirect barbs at President-elect Donald Trump Friday by saying diversity in the U.S. "is not a threat to who we are." Published January 6, 2017

President Barack Obama reviews the troops during an Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for him, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama transfers four more Gitmo detainees

Continuing a push in defiance of President-elect Donald Trump, President Obama has transferred four more terrorism detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, lowering the prison population to 55. Published January 5, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump

Sean Spicer, spokesman: Donald Trump has no plans to revamp CIA

The spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump refuted Thursday a report that the Republican plans to revamp U.S. intelligence agencies in the wake of Obama administration claims that Russian hackers helped Mr. Trump to win the election. Published January 5, 2017

Obama pens law review essay on reducing prison population

President Obama published an essay in the Harvard Law Review Thursday to highlight his efforts at criminal justice reform, saying he's the first president since Jimmy Carter to leave office with fewer inmates in federal prison than when he was inaugurated. Published January 5, 2017

President Barack Obama speaks during an Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for the president, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Obama warns against war motivated by 'politics'

As he prepares to turn over his duties as commander-in-chief to Donald Trump, President Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. must never wage war based on political motivations. Published January 4, 2017

President Barack Obama pauses while meeting to Combatant Commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama pledges 'seamless' transfer of military power to Trump

President Obama held his last meeting with his military chiefs Wednesday, pledging their cooperation with President-elect Donald Trump for a "seamless" handoff as the U.S. continues counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State and other enemies. Published January 4, 2017

Mike Pence

Pence, Obama spar on viability of keeping health care law

In another clash of transition priorities, President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will make dueling pitches to Congress Wednesday over the fate of Obamacare, with the Republican urging lawmakers to roll back regulations the incoming administration contends are smothering businesses. Published January 3, 2017

Cuban President Raul Castro and his government have benefited more than his people from the Obama administration's detente. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach

President Obama's historic move to normalize relations with Cuba hasn't slowed repression by the Castro regime, and the incoming Trump administration is likely to take a tougher stand on restricting tourism, recovering stolen U.S. assets and demanding human rights reforms by Havana, analysts say. Published January 2, 2017

Melania Trump, right, looks on as her husband President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters during a New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he wants to be 'sure' about Russian hacking

President-elect Donald Trump said on New Year's Eve that he wants U.S. intelligence agencies "to be sure" about allegations of Russian cyber attacks in the presidential election, and said hacking is so common that the only safe way to send messages is by courier. Published December 31, 2016

In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama sets a record for red tape in 2016

On the last business day of the year, President Obama set a record Friday with a total of 97,110 pages of new rules and regulations published in 2016 in the Federal Register. Published December 30, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with President Obama in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5, 2016 in this file photo. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama slaps sanctions on Russia, expels intelligence agents over election hacks

The Obama administration hit Russia with sanctions Thursday and expelled 35 Russian intelligence agents over suspected cyberattacks aimed at influencing the U.S. presidential election, a move that highlighted another rift between President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, who urged the administration to move on from the episode. Published December 29, 2016